News : Member Announcements
Film Launch - The Wild Spirit with Tammy Hudgeon
posted: March 13, 2013
Step into the creative world of Tammy Hudgeon and join her on her journey as she takes us from the comfort and beauty of her acclaimed glass work and introduces us to her newly discovered realm of mixed media.
Wild S p i r i t : A Short Film
by Jules Molloy
North Lands Creative Glass - 2013 Master Classes and International Conference now online
posted: January 29, 2013
The Conference takes place over the weekend of 7 & 8 September and is on the theme of 'The Real Thing: Beyond Stereotyping', exploring cultural identities. The 2013 programme includes the Master Class leaders and notable speakers, with a keynote presentation from Judy Rudoe FSA, author and curator at the British Museum.
link to the online brochure:- http://www.northlandsglass.com/2013-brochure
Registration is open for BECon 2013: CHROMA CULTURE
posted: January 20, 2013
Link to Register
Exploring the intersections of color, kiln-glass, and the human experience
As an artist, the mystery of color is fundamental to you and to your work. Sometimes you control it, sometimes it controls you. While this is true in many media, nowhere is the balance as delicate – and as exciting – as it is in contemporary kiln-glass. BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE tackles this challenge through presentations and workshops by leading practitioners in the world of glass, color, art, and beyond.
Presenters & Sessions
- Beverly Fishman – Keynote Presentation: Material Color
- Rafael Cauduro & Ted Sawyer – Colors of Decay
- Rudi Gritsch – Better Dead Than Red?
- Sandra Gross – Color and Kids
- Richard Marquis – How I Misuse Bullseye Glass
- Lani McGregor - Intro & Orientation: Welcome to BECon 2013
- Tanja Pak & Tom Jacobs – The Poetry of Production
- Narcissus Quagliata – The World is Color
- Clifford Rainey – In the Beginning Was Black
- Daniel Schwoerer & Sam Andreakos – Bullseye's Color Story, moderated by Mary Kay Nitchie
- Stacy Lynn Smith – The Color That Grabbed Me on the Street
- Louise Tait – Above Us Only Sky
- James Thompson & Michael Endo – Experiencing the Beauty, Mystery & Terror of Color: My Foray Into Glass
- Judy Tuwaletstiwa & Erik Whittemore – It's Not You. It's Not Me. It's a Process.
- Pre- and post-conference workshops and tours
- Gallery exhibitions of work by BECon presenters
- Technical exhibitors
- Festive Opening Night Reception at Bullseye Gallery
- Happy Hour in the Tech Display
- Numerous eating/drinking venues
- Saturday night's festive Lehr-B-Q at the Bullseye Factory
VETRATE ARTISTICHE TOSCANE - APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
posted: December 31, 2012
Vetrate Artistiche Toscane
Via della Galluzza, 5,
SIENA, 53100 ITALY
VETRATE ARTISTICHE TOSCANE is a company based in Siena (Italy) which specialises in the creation of stained, painted and fused glass.
Siena was the first centre of stained glass manufacture and design in Italy and Vetrate Artistiche Toscane continues this tradition.
The Studio handles original commissions and restoration work (classical and modern stained glass) in both religious and secular subjects. Fused glass projects are also a part of our production.
The apprenticeship periods last one or two months according to student's choice (provided the slot is available). Contact us for available space.
The topics covered are listed below.
Although the scheme is of particular benefit to the beginner and intermediate; advanced and professional glass artists have found the apprenticeship to be useful to enhance their skills and exchange ideas.
- Techniques, materials, tools
- Design of cartoons and patterns
- Glass cutting
- Experience in using and matching different types of glass
- Basics of painting technique: grisaille, media, tracing, matting
- Leading, soldering and cementing
- Kiln operating
- Glass fusing
- Combining leaded, fused and painted glass
- Installation on site
We help in finding accommodation.
English is spoken in the studio.
Intensive hands on courses also available.
For more information please contact:
Vetrate Artistiche Toscane
Via della Galluzza, 5
53100 Siena (Italy)
OCC Exhibition Guidelines
posted: November 23, 2012
The OCC Gallery welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis from curators, craft professionals and collectives. Our exhibition programming recognizes that craft plays a crucial role in our daily lives and in contemporary society. As a key voice, we aim to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to a global critical discourse.
We present both group and solo exhibitions that demonstrate excellence, provide a strong curatorial approach, engage with contemporary issues and address diverse audiences.
Proposals are reviewed twice a year by the OCC Exhibition Committee following the April 1st and October 1st submission deadlines. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision within a month of the respective submission deadline. Please note that scheduling takes place up to two years in advance. For instance, if proposals are submitted in 2012, exhibitions would be accepted to take place in 2014. Proposals are evaluated using the following criteria:
- Alignment with the OCC Exhibitions Vision/Mission/Mandate (click here to download a pdf copy)
- Demonstrates excellence
- Explores a new area of investigation and/or is inter-disciplinary
- Addresses historical context and/or tradition through contemporary work
- Provides an innovative approach and incites dialogue
- Promotes intercultural understanding
- Project Name
- Contact name, address, email and phone
- Description of the conceptual approach and subject of the exhibition - please limit to one page in length
- A Curriculum Vitae for each participant, and a brief background or artist statement - please limit CVs to three pages in length
- 10-15 images with a corresponding list indicating title, medium, size and date. JPEGS are preferred with a maximum size of 1 MB per image
- Proposed budget
Please email proposals as digital documents, and direct any inquiries to email@example.com.